August 17, 2010,
B.H. asks from Lenexa, KS on August 12, 2010
How Do I Get RED LIPSTICK Out of the Carpet
My 8 year old took some RED lipstick into her room and it is all over the carpet. I am wanting to figure out some way to get the stains out of the carpet!!!!!
S.M. answers from St. Louis on August 17, 2010
Try ice cubes-won't hurt the carpet-let them melt in and then try white vinegar with white (side) paper towels-pat don't rub.
L.M. answers from Dover on August 13, 2010
Sol-U-Mel is the best stain remover and even works on permanent marker!
L.C. answers from Kansas City on August 17, 2010
i have to agree with sol-u-mel too. it took black paint out of my red rug, red taco sauce out of my cream rug, chocolate milk out of the cream rug. it is amazing!
C.C. answers from Fresno on August 12, 2010
Call a carpet cleaning company. This happened to me (along with nail polish as well, on white carpet... uggggh). I tried everything I could think of, with no luck. Lipstick is so greasy! I called a carpet cleaning company and it came right out for them. The carpet looked brand new.
J.B. answers from Dallas on August 13, 2010
I use Sol U Mel by Melaleuca. I call it my miracle cleaner and have used it on carpet stains as well as clothes. I even used it to get paint off a good black dress and it did not harm the material or change the color. Now just to get back in that dress!!!
J.F. answers from Fayetteville on August 12, 2010
Oxyclean??? I put some in a bucket, then DRENCH the spots, wait a few minutes, then get a mop and scrub and much as I can... then, I use my steam cleaner. Generally every stain comes up (except an extremely STUBBORN red koolaid stain lol). Good luck!
L.P. answers from Oklahoma City on August 12, 2010
I don't know if this will work on red lipstick but I use Zout (found at Walmart, Target or regular grocery store). It is actually a laundry stain remover. I found this out one day by accident when I was out of carpet stain remover and needed to clean a spill. It worked great and actually better than the regular carpet cleaners I used to buy.